Need some last minute gift ideas for fellow horse lovers? Stick to practical gifts that are both nifty and thrifty. Boot socks, washable knitted gloves, woolen caps and generic sweatshirts are always welcomed in winter time. Around the barn, tack sponges and leather conditioners formulated with waterproofing and anti-mildew agents come in handy. And for someone who competes regularly, little items like hair nets, boot polish and clean, soft rub rags are appreciated, as well as accessories for banding or braiding a mane. Finally, for horse folks always on the go like vets and farriers, gift certificates to local diners allow you to treat them to a quick lunch. Want a special way to wrap up these nifty, thrifty gifts? In keeping with the theme of practicality, nestle the little goodies in a reusable item like a multi-use plastic bucket, a grooming tote or a feed scoop. For tips on how to make it all come together, click here.